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Deals summary

Field Fisher Waterhouse (Jon Fife, Teruo Kato) advised the Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry on its project to establish a $95m (£66.5m) chemical plant in the UK. BP, which will construct the chemicals site, was advised by Linklaters (Kirsty Corkum). Rowe & Maw (Richard Page, Fiona Holland) advised AIM-listed telecommunications company ZipCom on a £6m fund […]

Pillsbury cuts first year salaries as technology downturn impacts

San Francisco-based Pillsbury Winthrop has sliced $10,000 (£7,000) off its salary for first year associates The move comes as Bay Area firms fight the technology slowdown through a variety of cost-cutting initiatives.This year, the firm’s new associates will receive an annual salary of $125,000 (£87,500), down from $135,000 (£94,500). Pillsbury’s stance on remuneration mirrors similar […]

Dechert shows off fine figures

Dechert’s London office has recorded a turnover of £45.5m for its first full financial year following its transatlantic merger in July 2000 Total firmwide income for Dechert’s financial year ending December 2001 was £238m. Titmuss Sainer Dechert changed its financial year following its merger with US firm Dechert Price & Rhoads 18 months ago. The […]

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